Make It Count – 2020 Census Efforts in the Miami Valley

APA Ohio Miami Valley Section


Friday, December 7, 2018
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EST

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The U.S. Constitution mandates a complete count every 10 years of every person residing in the United States, including both citizens and noncitizens of all ages, races, and ethnic groups. While the census only occurs every 10 years, it plays an important role in our day-to- day lives. The result of each decennial census drives decision-making at every level of government, influences the private sector, guides non-profit entities, and determines each state’s representation in Congress and the Electoral College. Ensuring that every person is counted once in the right place is essential for the fair and efficient allocation of resources now and into the future. With the 2020 Census just around the corner, now is the time to take action to make certain that every person in the Miami Valley is counted.The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. In order to achieve a complete and accurate count, years of research, planning, and development are required. This session will highlight changes to the 2020 Census and provide information on what individuals can expect when Census Day arrives. Additionally, this session will showcase efforts being taken locally – such as formation of the Dayton-Montgomery County Complete Count Committee – to ensure a complete and accurate count. Lastly, this session will identify activities that local governments can participate in advance of and during the census to make sure their communities are correctly accounted for. 


Nikol Miller

Invited Speaker

Nikol Miller has an immense amount of experience with the Census Bureau, as she first worked on the 2010 Census in Chicago under the tutelage of then-Regional Director Stanley D. Moore. Starting as a Media Specialist, she was promoted to the Regional Director’s Special Assistant, working on the projects ... Read More

Rose Simmons

Invited Speaker

Rose Simmons has more than 24 years of experience in the field division with the U. S. Census Bureau working in survey data collection, staff development and training, data dissemination, presentations and the partnership program. Rose has worked multiple decennial operations working with government officials on the Local Update of ... Read More

Elizabeth Whitaker

Invited Speaker

Elizabeth is a Senior Planner with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. Elizabeth has twelve years of experience working as a regional and transportation planner in both the public and private sector. Elizabeth recently joined the MVRPC team, and has previous experience working in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and Auckland ... Read More

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